The Gratitude Attitude – The Whys and Hows

Life gets hectic, and that’s okay, but it is essential to remember to take a second to stop speeding and see the sights, or you’ll miss them. To quote the oh so wise Ferris Bueller; “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
So, in light of my more enlightened and grateful attitude, and with the words of Ferris Bueller for all those who are just busy, today I’m going to be talking about gratitude. Why is it actually a good thing to have a gratitude attitude, and how can we be a little more grateful for one small thing each day?

Party Planning 101 – the Checklist to Success

I’ve always loved celebrating events. Birthdays, Christmas, other holidays or just random reasons to throw a party. Something about it just gives me a buzz. Party planning though, particularly for birthdays, can sometimes be more of a nightmare than a fun celebration. There is so much to organise, so much to buy, so much to make and arrange again and sometimes time can run away from you, and the whole thing just ends up being a headache-inducing horror. I’ve had those parties, and they can ruin party planning for a lot of people. But, there is a way to try to keep control over your party, so that you are the one in charge and running the show, not the other way around. By giving yourself a checklist to follow, you don’t eliminate all the stress of party planning, but you can get rid of a lot of it. Because there is a list to follow and a process to help you make sure you don’t miss anything significant. Today I’d like to share with you a checklist to success for party planning, seeing as I’m in that cake and balloons mood already for my own birthday. Now it is only a rough checklist, so feel free to adapt or add to it as you need, but I hope that with this list in hand, party planning will at least be a little easier for you the next time you do it.

It’s Spooktober! Let’s Talk Phobias and Fears …

With Halloween being such a spooky time, what better opportunity to talk about fears and phobias? I mean just looking at all of the spider decor has given me more shivers and anxiety than I care to admit. We’re all scaredy cats about something, and there is something for everyone that just makes their knees weak, and every single hair stands on end. Whether it is spiders, the dark, clowns, spoons etc. there is something for everyone that raises the hairs on your neck and sends a chill down your spine. Today, I’d like to dive into this topic of fears and phobias, to match up with the setup and count-down to Halloween. So, without further ado, let’s talk about things that scare us shall we? (Cue lightning and an evil cackle).

Goals for October – My Mission this Month

I’ve always been quite a goal-orientated person, and I love setting myself challenges to try and see if I can achieve them. I also think that setting yourself goals is a great way to help you achieve important things in your life that you may not have focused on, or that needed to be broken up into smaller goals to make more manageable. Goals are good! So, today I’ve decided to share with you what my goals, my mission for this month, are. There are blog-related ones, and personal ones and I hope that by the end of the post you feel inspired to set yourself some small goals. Or, you could just feel encouraged to harass me by making sure I achieve the goals I’ve set out for myself. Either way, I hope that you enjoy today’s blog post about goals for October.

Why Spring is the Best Season Ever!

For those of you living in the Northern hemisphere, those bright and hot days of summer are probably long behind you. The leaves have transformed into glorious shades of red and orange. That summer breeze has been replaced by a brisk gust, and it is time to start layering up again with the ever-present chill in the air. Well for those of you living in the Southern hemisphere, however, like myself, our weather is taking a different turn. Those dark days of winter are finally in the background. Sunshine and warmth are no longer a forgotten memory or created by heaters, and there is finally colour seeping back into nature that has been left bare and brown for a long time. Because I live in the Southern hemisphere and am finally getting a taste of spring, I thought I’d share with you a few reasons why spring is just the best season ever. Now if you aren’t currently experiencing spring, close your eyes and imagine that autumn and winter decided to take a break this year and you too get to enjoy the amazingness that is spring. It may not be a very advice-orientated blog, but all of the spring springing up around me is too beautiful to ignore so today, without further ado, I give you ten reasons why spring is the best season ever.

10 Tips for Having a Great Start to the Day! (Including good morning habits and routines that can help you start the day strong)

What kind of person are you first thing in the morning? Someone who springs out of bed, ready to start the day with not a second of hesitation? Or maybe someone who rolls over and would rather get an extra few hours of sleep? Personally, I’m a mixture of the two. There are some days where the second my eyes open, I am up and ready to get my day started, but there are others where the only thing I want to do is close my eyes and pretend it is still night time. I’m sure that I’m not the only one who is somewhere in the middle. No matter what type of person you are when the sun comes up, we all still have to get out of bed and face the day ahead, and sometimes it takes a lot of willpower to start the day on a good note. Well, today, that is what I would like to discuss. How you can start each and every day on as good a note as possible, because even though we all wake up differently and have different things to face, there are a few things you can do the night before and in the morning itself that can set you up to have a great start to your day. It may not give you a positive protective bubble for the entire day, but it can start you off on the right note. If you’re interested in reading these tips, keep reading 🙂

Easy Weight-Loss Hacks! Tips and tricks that are easy to do and will help make losing weight a little bit easier :D

Weight loss is a battle that I’m sure a lot of us have faced or are currently facing. We are always striving for that perfect body, to lose a little bit more weight and to look a little bit trimmer. Unfortunately, life makes it hard to stay focused on weight-loss and making the healthier choice. All things that taste good are always more laden with calories than anything else, unhealthy food is a lot more convenient, and sometimes that takeaway meal is just calling to you too strong for you to ignore. I’ve been on a weight-loss mission for a long time. I’ve tried different diets, and exercise plans and nothing was working so I ended up getting really upset at myself for not being able to make it work. Then I realised that I was making weight-loss too hard for myself, pushing myself and changing things too quickly for me to really adapt to them. I also didn’t realise that there are a few tricks you can use that can make a world of difference in trying to lose weight. These tricks have helped me out a lot, not because they are the precise and perfect weight-loss method, but because they make losing weight and being healthier, in general, a little bit easier. They help take something huge, like changing your lifestyle to either drop some weight, become fitter or just be healthier, and make it a little more manageable with these tips that can help you stay on track. Now, as I have said, doing these things will not be the only thing that helps you lose weight. All those significant lifestyle changes require patience, dedication, energy, effort and perseverance. But, these tips will help you on this changing path and make things a little easier, at least in my opinion. So, here are ten easy weight-loss hacks, or tips, that could help make things a little easier on your weight-loss journey. I hope you enjoy this post and find at least one tip that works for you!

Tips For All Fellow Beginner-Gardeners Out There!

Hey everyone! So for those of you who might be interested, I have decided to start a gardening project with my boyfriend. You see, I’ve always wanted to grow plants and have a flourishing garden of some sorts that I can show off to people and use for my cooking. Unfortunately, I’ve never quite gotten passed wanting to do it. I always stopped just short of starting it, but now I have decided to stop avoiding it and ignite my green thumb. What I’m realising now that I’ve started this project is how many choices and how much work goes into gardening, especially when you are an amateur. So, after discovering these tips after getting my own gardening project going, I’d like to share some of those tips with all of you. If any of you have ever wanted to start a gardening project but just haven’t done so (maybe you didn’t have time, the idea kind of dulled or things just didn’t work out the way you wanted), then I hope this blog inspires you and reignites that desire to sprout your green thumb (pun intended). So, for all of the fellow beginner-gardeners out there, here are some tips I have learned that I hope help you out and get your gardens going.

Tips for Working Well in, and Having an Effective Team

In all honesty, I have never been a big fan of teamwork or jobs/projects that require working with other people. Not because I don’t like people, in fact, I love people. The reason why I hate group projects and things is because I’ve never been part of a good team. People either never do their work or don’t do things properly or miss deadlines or simply refuse to do or show up for anything. So, I usually end up doing most of the work myself. However, being out of high school doesn’t exclude me from working in groups. I’m at a job right now where I am working with a big team where we have less than two months to complete an enormous project. As much as I wish I could, there is no way I could do this job on my own, and because I like to get things done correctly, I have thrown myself into this team. In the last few weeks, we have all learnt so much as a team. Even though we had many obstacles, we are now such a well-oiled machine that I’ve almost rethought my opinion about teamwork in general. Today, in honour of the great people I have worked with and the respect I have for proper collaboration, I would like to share the tips I have learnt about working well in and having an effective team. For those of you who might not need these tips, I hope you still enjoy reading, but for those of you who are like me or simply want some suggestions, I hope you find something useful in this blog.


10 Fun and Funky Facts About Me

This blog has been up for more than seven months, and in all of that time, I don’t think I’ve shared too much about myself. Yes, I’ve shared some experiences and little bits of information here and there, but I haven’t actually shown all of you fabulous readers precisely who I am. So, inspiration found! Hallelujah! Today I thought I would share ten fun and funky facts about myself. It may not be advice, but I’m hoping that it will give you a little insight into who I am and be a fun way for you all to get to know me better. Without further ado, here are my ten fun facts. I hope you enjoy it and try to keep your judgment or laughter to the end. Thank you very much 🙂